While I do live in one of the most humid climates in the continental United States, I do readily admit that my hair craves moisture. I’m forever looking to find that balance between still washing my hair every day and silky locks that resist the inevitable weather-driven frizz.
When I first got my hands on Bumble and bumble’s hairdressers invisible oil shampoo and conditioner, I was excited. This company, after all, makes two of my most loved go-to products- straight blow dry and Bb. texture.
The shampoo is billed as having, “6 featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle and protect.” Featherweight is the keyword here. While some oil infused soaps and shampoos can leave your skin and hair feeling greasy, the invisible oil shampoo did not, even after I used almost .5 oz on my short-medium length hair.
Why so much? The shampoo felt like it was disappearing. There was no rich later, no typical shampoo-like signs of cleansing success until I had used that much.
The same thing happened with the conditioner. While my hair wasn’t dried out or fried and looking for soothing moisture, it was certainly ready to absorb some. About the same amount of conditioner was applied before I felt like there was enough on there to do the job.
After trying the routine for several days in a row, I was quickly down half a bottle of shampoo and conditioner, which, at $30 for 8.5 oz. of shampoo and $33 for 6.7 oz. of conditioner was an expensive week in the shower.
Not only that, I felt like the shampoo and conditioner weren’t making my hair as soft, silky, tame, de-frizzed, or detangled as my much cheaper usual brand. My usual routine of inexpensive L’oreal shampoo and conditioner paired with the Bb. texture left my hair much softer than when using the invisible oil line while using the straight blow dry I managed to keep my frizz in check better than the invisible oil combination.
I’m ditching the invisible oil line and sticking with the Bumble and bumble products I already know and love.